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HyQ Quadruped Robot From Italy Can Trot, Kick - IEEE Spectrum

HyQ Quadruped Robot From Italy Can Trot, Kick - IEEE Spectrum

It's not quite an invasion, but in recent years we've seen a small parade of quadruped robots strutting out of labs around the world. In the United States, Boston Dynamics has introduced its now-famous BigDog and, more recently, a bigger bot named AlphaDog . Early this year, we wrote about FROG , a prototype built in China, and just a few weeks ago we described the SQ1 robot, a South Korean project. Now it's time to unveil the latest addition to this pack: HyQ is a robot developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), in Genoa. The machine, built by a team led by Professor Darwin Caldwell , is a hydraulic quadruped (hy-q , get it?) designed to perform highly dynamic tasks such as running and jumping. Legged locomotion remains one of the biggest challenges in robotics, and the Italian team hopes that their robot can become a platform for research and collaboration a...

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